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The Office of Animal Care and Emergency Response manages the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service’s animal care mandates.

The office regularly interacts with Virginia’s local governments on a wide range of animal-related issues. Office of Animal Care and Emergency Response staff members oversee the agency’s emergency management plans, policies, procedures and training; conduct inspections of all Virginia public and private animal shelters; and manage the state’s Dangerous Dog Registry.

Attention Releasing Agencies: Animal Custody Record Summary Reports for calendar year 2017 are due January 31, 2018. Click here to submit your report.

Animal Care

Animal Control Officers

Office of Animal Care and Emergency Response

Click here for additional Division of Animal and Food Industry Services contact information.

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